The ‘New’ Science of Networks

Wednesday, 16 December 2009, 8:37 | Category : Education Technology
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Penuel, W. R., & Riel, M. (2007). The ‘New’ Science of Networks and the Challenge of School Change. The Phi Delta Kappan, 88(8), 611-615. Penuel and Riel utilize social network analysis to take a hard look at school leadership and teacher communities of practice.  They also discuss the way information moves about and within a [...]

Networks and School Change

Monday, 7 December 2009, 21:33 | Category : Education Technology
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William R Penuel, & Margaret Riel. (2007). The ‘New’ Science of Networks and The Challenge of School Change. Phi Delta Kappan, 88(8), 611.  Sociologists often analyze social networks using mathematical models.  As an aspect of positive leadership within schools, social network analysis is a good way to get a feel for what is happening in [...]

Visual Understanding

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 17:01 | Category : Education Technology
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As an assignment for CEP 930, Educational Inquiry, our professor, Dr. Mark Reckase, gave us the task of creating a concept map that outlined our initial thoughts regarding our research interest areas.  To be honest, when I first started working on this assignment, I was a bit grumpy, but as I fiddled away, engaged in [...]